10 new restaurants on the UK coast for seafood, street food and other great grub | Food and drink

[ad_1] Rockwater, Hove, East Sussex Owner Luke Davis hopes Rockwater will help revitalise the Hove seafront. The modern, glass-fronted building on the promenade is open all day, from breakfast on the deck (crab benedict, meat- and plant-based fry-ups) to cocktails on the roof terrace. The main lunch and dinner menu includes small plates (such as … Read more

The best of British seaside festivals and events for 2021: readers’ tips | Festivals

[ad_1] Winning tip: Bournemouth Arts by the Sea festival The annual programme here takes place across the picturesque backdrops of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, which have a growing cultural scene. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the wide range of art, music and dance events alongside both emerging and established artists. It’s diverse, it’s intriguing … Read more

Prize pigs, freak veg and haggis hurling: readers’ best UK country shows | Festivals

[ad_1] Winning tip: all steamed up, Dorset The Great Dorset Steam Fair in Tarrant Hinton (returning 25-29 August 2022) is the ultimate country fair in my opinion. Covering over 240 hectares (600 acres), it’s the size of a small town. There is a vast spread of attractions, from working traction engines and vintage farm machinery … Read more

‘You can even do a wee on a shark’: readers’ best UK museums for kids | Day trips

[ad_1] Winning tip: An injection of knowledge, Leeds If you want children to become aware of not taking life for granted and help them to understand the contribution science, medicine and vaccinations can make to life in these times, the Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds is a must. Recently given a huge makeover, it … Read more

Britain’s re-enactors return to the battlefields after lockdown – a photo essay | United Kingdom holidays

[ad_1] ‘We are historical interpreters: we are here so people don’t have to read the book,” says Aidan Turnbull, from the comfort of an open 15th-century toilet in the grounds of Dover Castle. Turnbull, an expert in medieval intestinal parasites, is dressed as a gong farmer – a nocturnal emptier of cesspits, who would remove … Read more

‘Ride the giant boat wheel’: readers’ favourite bank holiday family days out | Day trips

[ad_1] Winning tip: Boating in the sky, Falkirk Easily reached from Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies on the Forth and Clyde canal make for a superb family day out. The Falkirk Wheel is a giant boat lift between different levels of the canal. You can actually ride the wheel on a boat … Read more